A Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) is typically used to create a Layer 2 (L2) fabric across datacenters and multi-cloud environments. A VXLAN is also useful in isolating traffic belonging to multiple tenants hosted in a cloud environment, or even to bridge applications spread across multi-cloud environments. Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards for Fifth Generation (5G) networks define an Ethernet Protocol Data Unit (PDU) type that provides L2 accesses to user equipment (UEs). Presented herein are techniques to enhance such Ethernet PDU capabilities in order to provide an L2 interconnect between 5G accesses and remote datacenters and/or cloud networks.
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Satyanarayana, Mahesh, "VXLAN EXTENSIONS FOR 5G USER EQUIPMENT SESSIONS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 13, 2022)